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Wayne D. Taylor

Litigation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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also known as Wayne D. Taylor Esq.

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
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About Wayne

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5
Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    20%

  2. Insurance
    20%
    Insurance Coverage Analysis

  3. Insurance fraud
    20%

  4. Life insurance
    20%

  5. Litigation
    20%
    Includes litigation of insurance coverage disputes and subrogation for insurance companies.

Wayne Taylor is an AV rated trial lawyer who joined Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP () as a partner in 1995.  For the past 30 years, Mr. Taylor has maintained a national practice representing insurers primarily in complex insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including commercial property and business interruption, bad faith and extra-contractual litigation, excess and surplus lines coverage, builder's risk, boiler and machinery, suspected arson and fraudulent claims, Chinese drywall, domestic intrastate and interstate truck carrier liability, warehouseman's legal liability, and jewelers block.  Mr. Taylor has extensive experience in third-party liability coverage analysis and litigation, including general liability, environmental and complex torts, directors and officers, professional liability (errors and omissions), advertising injury and intellectual property, construction defects, and employment practices liability.  He has handled substantial property loss claims throughout the United States, including a number of claims related to major catastrophes such as September 11, 2001, the 2004 hurricanes in Florida, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, the 2010 Oklahoma tornados, the 2011 Alabama tornados, Superstorm Sandy in 2012.  

 

Mr. Taylor has handled claims related to real property of virtually every scale, ranging from homeowner's claims to claims on substantial shopping malls, hotels, manufacturing facilities, and major sports venues around the country.  Mr. Taylor also provides representation to insurers in subrogation matters.  Mr. Taylor's clients retain him on a regional and national basis, trusting his coverage counsel in major claims.  Recent engagements include a claim of more than $16 million in New York and two hurricane claims totaling more than $100 million in Florida.  Mr. Taylor is a trained  and certified mediator, specializing in insurance coverage, and an umpire certified by the Windstorm Insurance Network. 

Mr. Talor is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.  Mr. Taylor also is a Fellow of the Litigation Council of America.  He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Insurance Coverage by SuperLawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Coverage Litigation in 2016.  Mr. Taylor is the co-author of "Unique Coverage Issues in Flood Losses," published in the Winter 2013 issue of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 48 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 619 (2013).  Mr. Taylor is also the co-author of "Defective and Corrosive Drywall: Analyzing First-Party Coverage Issues," published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 46 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 63 (2011).  In addition, Mr. Taylor co-authored "Damage Occurring from Theft of Copper: Is the Damage Covered as Vandalism or Excluded as Theft?," one of the featured articles published in the September 2011 online edition of Claims Advisor.  In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Cousel and the Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Taylor is a WIND Fellow of the Windstorm Insurance Network.  He  lectures frequently to lawyers and insurance industry professionals throughout the country on a wide range of topics involving insurance coverage, bad faith and the investigation of suspected arson and fraudulent insurance claims.  Mr. Taylor has served on the faculty of the Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques for the past few years.  He has also served as a faculty member at the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts Litigation Boot Camp.  He also has experience in the management of his law firm, having served on its Management Committee, and chaired the firm's marketing committee.

Mr. Taylor graduated from Emory University in 1982, with two bachelors degrees, and Emory Law School in 1985.  Mr. Taylor was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1985.  He is a memeber of the American, Federal and Atlanta Bar Associations.  He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Inc. and the Windstorm Insurance Network. 

 

Location

Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP
One Premier Plaza, Suite 900
5605 Glenridge Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA, 30338
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Gorby & Reeves
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Shareholder
  • McKenzie, Martin, Taylor & McConnaughey, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Partner
  • McKenzie & McPhail
  • 1985 - 1991
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Education

  • Emory University
  • Doctor of Law
  • 1985
  • Emory University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982
  • Emory University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. v. ACE American Insurance Company
  • Motion to dismiss granted to commercial liability insurer affirmed
  • Aydin and Company v. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Summary judgment granted to jewelers block insurer affirmed
  • ALTA Refrigeration, Inc. v. Americold Logistics
  • Obtained reversal of summary judgment ruling against insured
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Associations

  • Loss Executives Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Attorneys to Watch in 2014
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • 2014
  • WIND Fellow
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law and Coverage
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Fellow
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • 2012
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2012
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2012
  • Worldwide Registry of Who's Who
  • Worldwide Registry
  • 2011
  • Who's Who Worldwide
  • Strathmore's
  • 2011
  • Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • Marquis
  • 1999
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 1998
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 1982
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Windstorm Insurance Network 16th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance appraisal Umpire Re-certification Course
  • 2015
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 16th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2015
  • Property & Liability Resource Bureau Annual Claims Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Property Case Law Developments
  • 2015
  • Lloyd's Marketing Association Seminar
  • Co-Presenter, First-Party Property Insurance Issues arising from Catastrophic Losses
  • 2015
  • Georgia State University School of Law
  • Guest Professor, Insurable Interest Under a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2015
  • Georgia Association of Public Adjusters Spring Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Point/Counter-point - Update on Appraisal and Insurable Interest Principals of Property Insurance Procedures for the Public Adjuster
  • 2015
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Faculty Member, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • 2015
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 15th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2014
  • RSUI Group 2014 Property insurance Claims Seminar
  • Presenter, The Appraisal Process under a First-Party Property Insurance policy
  • 2014
  • Property & Liability Resource Bureau Large Loss Conference
  • Co-Presenter, The Perils, Pitfalls & Successes of the Insurance Appraisal Process
  • 2014
  • Insurance Law Class, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Guest Professor, Insurable Interest Under a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2014
  • Insurance industry Seminar
  • Co-Presenter, First-Party Property Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from Catastrophic Losses
  • 2014
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Faculty Member, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
  • 2014
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel 2014 Insurance Law Symposium
  • Co-Presenter, The Government Comes Knocking: Do You Know Where Your D & O Coverage Is?
  • 2014
  • ACE North American Claims
  • Presenter, The Appraisal Process Under a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2014
  • ACE North American Claims
  • Co-Presenter, First-Property Insurance Issues for Catastrophic Losses
  • 2014
  • 2014 Property & Liability Resource Bureau Annual Claims Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Water Exclusions: Property Coverage
  • 2014
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 14th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Advanced Umpire Re-Certification Course
  • 2013
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 14th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2013
  • RSUI Group 2013 Property Insurance Claims Seminar
  • Co-Presenter, Water Exclusions Under First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2013
  • Property Loss Research Bureau Annual Claims Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Water Exclusion: Property Coverage
  • 2013
  • Property Insurance Industry Seminar
  • Co-Instructor, First-Party Coverage Issues Arising from Major Storm Losses
  • 2013
  • Property & Liability Research Bureau Large Loss Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Effect of Multiple Windstorm Events on the Insured's Claim
  • 2013
  • Insurance Law Class, Georgia State University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Policy Conditions and Insurable Interest Under a Property Insurance Policy
  • 2013
  • Insurance Law Class, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Guest Lecturer, Insurable Interest Under a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2013
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 13th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Advanced Umpire Re-Certification Course
  • 2012
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 13th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2012
  • RSUI Group 2012 Property Claims Seminar
  • Co-Presenter, Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
  • 2012
  • Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Water Exclusion: Property Coverage
  • 2012
  • Insurance Law Class, Atlanta's John Marshall School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Insurable Interest and Insurable Value Under a Property Insurance Policy
  • 2012
  • Allied World Assurance Company
  • Presenter, The Relationship Between Excess Liability Insurers and Their Outside Monitoring/Coverage Counsel
  • 2012
  • ACE Group of Insurance Companies
  • Co-Presenter, First-Party Property Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from Catastrophic Losses
  • 2012
  • 4th Annual Windstorm Insurance Network Regional WIND Symposium
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2012
  • Windstorm Insurance Network 12th Annual WIND Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Handling Large Commercial Losses: Challenges, Expectations and Considerations
  • 2011
  • RSUI Group 2011 Property Claims Seminar
  • Presenter, Coverage for Vandalism and the Application of the Theft Exclusion in Connection with Claims for Copper Thefts
  • 2011
  • Property Loss Research Bureau Claims Conference
  • Co-Presenter, Unique Coverage Issues in Flood Losses
  • 2011
  • Property Insurance Industry Seminar
  • Co-Instructor, First-Party Property Coverage Issues Arising from Catastrophic Losses
  • 2011
  • Markel Insurance Company Lunch'N Learn Property Insurance Seminar
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from Catastrophic Property Losses
  • 2011
  • Insurance Law Class, Georgia State University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Insurable Interest and Duties of the Insured Following a Loss Under a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  • 2011
  • 3rd Annual Windstorm Insurance Network Regional WIND Symposium
  • Co-Instructor, Insurance Appraisal Umpire Certification Course
  • 2011
  • RSUI Group 2010 Property Claims Seminar
  • Instructor, Evaluating First-Party Coverage for Property Damages Caused by Chinese Drywall
  • 2010
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts Litigation Boot Camp
  • Trial Instructor
  • 2010
  • In-house Seminar
  • Co-Instructor, First-party Coverage Issues That Arise Due to Property Damages Due to Hurricanes and Other Catastrophes
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Wayne Taylor for well over 15 years. Wayne cares a great deal about all of his clients. He is detail oriented, a careful listener, able to handle complex litigation and he knows his way around the courtroom. His ethical standards are beyond reproach and he will work hard to exceed his client's expectations. I heartily recommend him."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wayne and I have worked as co counsel for certain insurance clients. I have found him to be a dedicated and diligent lawyer, with a great knowledge of property insurance coverage issues. I recommend him highly.”"
Insurance Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wayne is a top notch attorney with whom I've had the pleasure of working. I highly recommend him. He is aggressive, hardworking and intelligent."

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Atlanta Litigation Lawyer Wayne D. Taylor
Wayne D. Taylor
Litigation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 38 years